Carnival Celebration Unveils New Activities for Kids and Families

Carnival Celebration has launched an expanded youth program including new activities for children, teens and families, besides an update to Carnival’s Dr. Seuss Bookville. Many of the new offerings will be implemented fleetwide by spring 2023.

What can guests expect?

Carnival Celebration debuted a new “Turtles” program for children below two years. The program includes a range of special activities, including Turtle Playdates, Turtle Band, toddler sensory activities and Baby Turtle Trek—an interactive event with fun facts about sea turtle conservation, which welcomes toddlers to re-enact the journey of a baby sea turtle’s development as they crawl on a custom-made ocean mat to their cheering family on the other side. The program also offers designated drop-off time in Camp Ocean and late-night babysitting.

The “Nautical Explorer” program creates an opportunity for children in Camp Ocean to participate in maritime-themed activities to learn nautical knowledge and earn their seafarer book—from designing their own giant cruise ship and having fun with nautical flags to using a compass and meeting a ship’s officer.

Dr. Seuss Bookville, already a popular activity among Carnival’s youngest cruisers, will be more interactive as iconic characters from the world of Dr. Seuss come to life. Thing One and Thing Two will help families put on their very own circus, while The Cat in the Hat stops by to conduct a science experiment and Sam-I-Am leads a hunt for green eggs. In addition to Carnival Celebration, Dr. Seuss Bookville is featured on Mardi Gras, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Panorama and Carnival Vista.

Building on the successful “Holi Festival of Colors” enrichment enjoyed on Mardi Gras, which offers teens an immersive look at this festival, Carnival Celebration is introducing another cultural program inspired by the “Cherry Blossom Festival” in Japan.

At Circle C, younger teens (ages 12 to 14) can participate in activities such as anime drawing lessons and pop culture games. At Club O2, teens in the 15-17 age group can participate in an authentic tea ceremony, Japanese crafts and games to encourage new friendships. Similar enrichment programs for teens will be offered fleetwide by spring of 2023.

The expanded youth activities debuting on Carnival Celebration also include a children’s space program in partnership with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which brings activities inspired by NASA science on board. The new flagship also features a top-deck roller coaster and many other child-friendly favorites, including a suspended ropes course and a water park with three slides and a new, interactive family show, “What’s Age Got to Do with It?

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